Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cultural volunteer experience attracts Bethany youth - myKawartha

Cultural volunteer experience attracts Bethany youth - myKawartha: "Some youth won't go halfway across town to volunteer. Josh Mann is going halfway around the world.

Like many youth his age, the Bethany-area resident had hoped to 'see the world' before heading off to college. He'll at least see part of it when he spends three months in Mozambique, Africa as part of Canada World Youth (CWY), a federal program partially funded by the Canadian International Development Agency."

Fifth-grader donates birthday money to charity - Sudbury, MA - The Sudbury Town Crier

Fifth-grader donates birthday money to charity - Sudbury, MA - The Sudbury Town Crier: "SUDBURY - Heidi Rubenstein knew just what she wanted for her birthday - to donate to a charity. So when she was asked by friends and family what she wanted when she turned 11, her request was for donations for the SMILE Sudbury Playground Project in lieu of gifts."

Monday, June 29, 2009

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intro_sub_programs: "Philanthropy Boot Camp


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What is Philanthropy Boot Camp?

Philanthropy Boot Camp is a new program implemented by the Reilly Foundation Curriculum Committee members and local business leaders."

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

For philanthropy courses, students become the givers - The Boston Globe

For philanthropy courses, students become the givers - The Boston Globe: "WALTHAM - College students, many of whom spend the little extra cash they have on pizza and laundry, don’t fit the typical profile of a wealthy benefactor. But in a growing national movement, students enrolled in newly created philanthropy courses are steering thousands of dollars to local charities."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Hindu News Update Service

The Hindu News Update Service: "Supriya Venkatesh (15) and Shiva Sagar Rudresh (17) along with their art teacher Dhanaraj Keezhara were slected to represent India in the event, Raju Sahani, Executive Advisor and Chairperson, Christel House, India, told reporters here on Wednesday.

AYV is a signature philanthropy programme of Adobe Foundation with a vision to introduce young minds to the world of digital media."

Western Massachusetts Cancer Society branch rewards volunteers - MassLive.com

Western Massachusetts Cancer Society branch rewards volunteers - MassLive.com: "Kayla Peloquin, of Wilbraham, received the Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award, given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Western Massachusetts, for her pivotal role as student chair of the Relay for Life of Wilbraham Monson Academy's Relay for Life."

The Press Association: Britons lie about charity donations

The Press Association: Britons lie about charity donations: "Britons lie about charity donations

15 hours ago

Britons lie about giving to charity and even cross the road to avoid the collection box, according to a survey.

More than two-thirds (66%) of those questioned admitted to crossing the road to avoid a charity collector, a study by online charity facilitator Leap Anywhere found."

Monday, June 22, 2009

UP teen makes 100-mile wheelchair trek for charity -- chicagotribune.com

UP teen makes 100-mile wheelchair trek for charity -- chicagotribune.com: "BIG BAY, Mich. - A 14-year-old Upper Peninsula boy has successfully completed a four-day, 100-mile trip in his wheelchair as part of a fundraiser."

See Dick microfinance - The Globe and Mail

See Dick microfinance - The Globe and Mail: "An associated website, onehen.org, is a virtual marketplace for easy-to-understand microfinancing. Participants play interactive games that earn them beads, which they 'lend' to various Third World entrepreneurs, whose stories are also featured."

Students learn philanthropy and Delta Hospice benefits

Students learn philanthropy and Delta Hospice benefits: "The Delta Hospice Society was the recipient of $10,000 from the Toskan Casale Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Initiative thanks to the hard work of many Grade 10 students and specifically two local teams."

Friday, June 19, 2009

Voluntown students collect $5,318 for cancer charity - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin

Voluntown students collect $5,318 for cancer charity - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin: "n three weeks, the 300 children at Voluntown Elementary raised $5,318.96 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during their Pennies for Patients campaign, the most of 185 participating schools statewide."

Charity work wins Gemma an award - Hamilton Advertiser

Charity work wins Gemma an award - Hamilton Advertiser: "LANARK Grammar pupil Gemma Patrick has been recognised for her charity work by South Lanarkshire Council."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NASCAR.COM - Five things about ... young philanthropist Zach Bonner - Jun 16, 2009

NASCAR.COM - Five things about ... young philanthropist Zach Bonner - Jun 16, 2009: "While some of us are content to lead our somewhat sedentary lifestyles, there's an 11-year-old boy out there walking hundreds of miles to rally support for homeless children in the United States.

He was a recent guest of Smith-Ganassi Racing's No. 42 team at Kentucky Speedway but had never even so much as watched a NASCAR event on television."

Monday, June 15, 2009

Passion grows after hearing of children living amid garbage | Portland Press Herald

Passion grows after hearing of children living amid garbage | Portland Press Herald: "In recognition of his community service, Gallagher was honored last fall with the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award from the northern New England chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as $4,000 in scholarships."

Wilmington 10-year-old forgoes birthday gifts to help sick kids | StarNewsOnline.com | Star News | Wilmington, NC

Wilmington 10-year-old forgoes birthday gifts to help sick kids | StarNewsOnline.com | Star News | Wilmington, NC: "That’s because Felix asked his friends to donate any money they would have spent on a gift for him to a fund for the pediatric unit at the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

He ended up collecting $132."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CBBC Newsround | Press Pack Reports | Your Reports | We raise money for children in Kenya

CBBC Newsround | Press Pack Reports | Your Reports | We raise money for children in Kenya: "Classrooms for Kenya is a charity set up by two teachers at our school after a group of students and teachers went out to visit a village in Kenya."

South Delta Leader - Teens win funds for hospice

South Delta Leader - Teens win funds for hospice: "hree South Delta youths decided to learn a little more about an organization helping care for people in the community dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

Their research led to a project that netted $5,000 for the Delta Hospice Society."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

News 10 Now | 24 Hour Local News | ALL NEWS | Students chop their tresses for charity

News 10 Now | 24 Hour Local News | ALL NEWS | Students chop their tresses for charity: "BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- Hair was flying in Johnson City, as students at the Johnson City Intermediate School chopped their tresses for charity."

South Bend Tribune: TEAM approves grants to agencies

South Bend Tribune: TEAM approves grants to agencies: "BENTON HARBOR — TEAM, the Berrien Community Foundation’s youth advisory committee, recently recommended a total of almost $24,000 in grants."

Jewish Teen Funders Network and B’nai Tzedek youth philanthropy to merge | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

Jewish Teen Funders Network and B’nai Tzedek youth philanthropy to merge | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News: "The two largest Jewish teen philanthropy groups are merging.

The Jewish Teen Funders Network, run by the Jewish Funders Network, and the B’nai Tzedek teen philanthropy group, which was run by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, are joining forces, according to a press release from the organizations."

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Lesley University class donates $10K to Cambridge non-profits - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cambridge Chronicle & Cambridge TAB

Lesley University class donates $10K to Cambridge non-profits - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cambridge Chronicle & Cambridge TAB: "n an effort to aid the community and learn what it takes to give back, Lesley’s first fundraising and philanthropy class donated $10,000 to Cambridge non-profit organizations."

Trading Caps for Flowers in Their Hair, Nine Charter School Students Graduate - 6/9/09 - Vineyard Gazette Online

Trading Caps for Flowers in Their Hair, Nine Charter School Students Graduate - 6/9/09 - Vineyard Gazette Online: "Jessey Myers’ community activism earned her two scholarships of $1,300 and $2,500 — the first scholarships ever awarded to a charter school student from the Permanent Endowment Fund of Martha’s Vineyard, a public charity that rewards philanthropy and funnels funds to nonprofit and community groups with the aim of improving the quality of life on the Island. Tears filled her eyes when she accepted the scholarships, which she will use to help pay for her education at Mitchell College in the fall. “That was the only reason I wasn’t going to go to school — if I didn’t get scholarships,” she said, her face wet with tears. “Now I feel relieved.”"

West Seattle teens to volunteer in Latin America | West Seattle Herald

West Seattle teens to volunteer in Latin America | West Seattle Herald: "Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) announced the coming departure of six teenagers from the West Seattle area with the Seattle AMIGOS Chapter for service projects in Latin America.

For six to eight weeks this summer, these West Seattle youths will join more than 700 other teenagers and young adults from throughout the United States and other countries to volunteer on public health, education and environment projects in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay."

Young philanthropists give to many Ridgefield groups

Young philanthropists give to many Ridgefield groups: "The Ridgefield Philanthropic Youth Council was all smiles after granting more than $12,000 to local charities in need of their support. The PYC’s Grant Ceremony was held at the Ridgefield Community Center on Tuesday, May 19, where representatives of organizations thankfully accepted their grants."

Monday, June 08, 2009

The Associated Press: Mass. youth play in 36-hour ballgame for charity

The Associated Press: Mass. youth play in 36-hour ballgame for charity: "The players of the Wrentham Youth Baseball/Softball Association between the ages of 5 and 15 played for 36 straight hours over the weekend, raising an estimated $75,000 for charity.

The event was billed by organizers as the world's longest baseball game. It began at 8:01 a.m. Saturday and ended at 8:01 p.m. Sunday."

Teens donate bar, bat mitzvah money

Teens donate bar, bat mitzvah money: "Last year, the project won the Outstanding Philanthropic Innovation Award from the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. It was modeled after a similar project at the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute in Washington, D.C."

Friday, June 05, 2009

GCC: Student philanthropy efforts earn national award

GCC: Student philanthropy efforts earn national award: "That piece fell into place last fall, thanks to funding from the Grove City College Student Philanthropy Project and the work of senior Hannah Kertland of Harrisburg, Pa.; junior Sarah Lutz of Altoona, Pa.; and senior Alissa Thompson of Parker, Colo. For the students, what began as a class project became a partnership – a partnership that has garnered one of 10 national 2009 Student Leadership Awards from The Jenzabar Foundation, an organization that seeks to reward innovative student community service projects."

Mich. kids raise $6K for charity after $400 stolen - WLNS TV 6 Lansing Jackson Michigan News and Weather - WLNS.COM |

Mich. kids raise $6K for charity after $400 stolen - WLNS TV 6 Lansing Jackson Michigan News and Weather - WLNS.COM |: "PUTNAM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Thieves may have made off with $400 in pennies raised by Livingston County schoolchildren for charity, but the kids are getting the last laugh."

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Kenya trip fundraising dips into the garage | www.innisfilscope.com | Innisfil Scope

Kenya trip fundraising dips into the garage | www.innisfilscope.com | Innisfil Scope: "The Nantyr Shores Secondary School student, along with seven of her schoolmates, will be travelling to Kenya for three weeks in August, to help build a school. The all-girl contingent has been fundraising through various initiatives over the last few months — from sleeping outside for two nights during Winterfest, to participating in the event's annual Polar Bear Dip."

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Youth Movement Critical For Boards
The sheer number needed pushed charities to go young

By Mark Hrywna

The number of nonprofit board members needed each year exceeds the 24 million population of Texas. 'We discovered in surveying our marketplace, in any given year from one to the next, there's a call or a need for 26 million board members,' said Linda Crompton, president and CEO of BoardSource in Washington, D.C."

Monday, June 01, 2009

Microbank project teaches lessons in applied philanthropy, capitalism - Las Vegas Sun

Microbank project teaches lessons in applied philanthropy, capitalism - Las Vegas Sun: "Fortunately for Rosa, the Meadows Microbank — launched by students at the Las Vegas private school — was interested. In November Meadows students agreed to lend her the money to buy milk, rice and sugar. The loan was repaid in full by March — one month before it was due."